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by eclecticcottage
Mon Nov 14, 2016 9:29 am
Forum: Post-1900 Houses Forum
Topic: Paint scheme dilemma 1920s Craftsman Bungalow
Replies: 1
Views: 5530

Paint scheme dilemma 1920s Craftsman Bungalow

So I am in the process of buying this gem: http://photos.zillowstatic.com/p_f/IS2fcm9rygyj3t1000000000.jpg AS much as I HATE the term, it is a "flip". My goal is preserve the character as much as possible. It has some replacement windows already (some vinyl, some aluminum) and some damaged original ...
by eclecticcottage
Mon Jun 10, 2013 9:36 am
Forum: The Picture Forum
Topic: The master (and only) bedroom...
Replies: 24
Views: 30408

Re: The master (and only) bedroom...

Finally a little progress on this project! I am starting to paint the shutters. This is going to be a while, because just doing the one side of shutter #1 led to numb fingers! The technique just beats up on my arm I guess and I CANNOT do it left handed. So it will be one side per day, when it decide...
by eclecticcottage
Wed Mar 13, 2013 7:24 pm
Forum: General Discussions Forum
Topic: Short Sale
Replies: 1
Views: 2075

Re: Short Sale

No, but you know you won't have to worry about insulting a bank emotionally, its purely business to them.
by eclecticcottage
Wed Mar 13, 2013 7:11 pm
Forum: The Picture Forum
Topic: The PO "hall of fame"
Replies: 6
Views: 9719

Re: The PO "hall of fame"

Ok, well, we're digging into the Old House now, to get it ready to become a rental. I've got a few additions. This is an outlet box. It is filled with drywall compound. http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-kyZMPQ_qiTI/UTlFCt9UioI/AAAAAAAAA0o/Z9OxpTK-FF8/s1600/cottage94.JPG This *WAS* a live wire when we bought...
by eclecticcottage
Fri Jan 25, 2013 4:07 am
Forum: General Discussions Forum
Topic: it's too damn cold!
Replies: 8
Views: 4266

Re: it's too damn cold!

11 F right now, coldest we got was 8 F without the windchill. We heat with wood, using a stove rated for 2x the size of the place and it's in the 70's in here. Our Old House was impossible to keep warm and we had to leave the faucet in the tub running a little to keep the water from freezing. I am g...
by eclecticcottage
Sun Jan 13, 2013 2:19 pm
Forum: General Discussions Forum
Topic: Craigslist Finds....
Replies: 871
Views: 597809

Re: Craigslist Finds....

Tappan deluxe $150 still has the chrome warming drawers/crispers!

http://buffalo.craigslist.org/app/3489164061.html
by eclecticcottage
Thu Jan 03, 2013 7:06 pm
Forum: General Discussions Forum
Topic: 2012 Accomplishments
Replies: 15
Views: 7562

Re: 2012 Accomplishments

Mine are all on my blog, I didn't want to take up a whole page. I also posted pics in the pics forum on a few threads.
by eclecticcottage
Wed Jan 02, 2013 2:26 pm
Forum: General Discussions Forum
Topic: 2012 Accomplishments
Replies: 15
Views: 7562

Re: 2012 Accomplishments

Pics of our progress can be seen on my blog (link in sig) so as not to clutter the thread. We: scraped and recaulked and repainted the window trim on the outside, still need to redo the insides (we have aluminum storms), so probably will need reglazing as well as paint found, reclaimed, cleaned and ...
by eclecticcottage
Wed Jan 02, 2013 2:04 pm
Forum: General Discussions Forum
Topic: Light Green Rooms
Replies: 21
Views: 14898

Re: Light Green Rooms

Simply Sage from Behr, no primer, just painted over beige. It looks lighter in daylight, this was taken at night without the flash one http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-pZXd2OnmaUc/ULKnbzmuA2I/AAAAAAAAAvQ/Jl5qDatA6lk/s1600/aa28.JPG I agree on color picking. This actually wasn't the color I picked, but the p...
by eclecticcottage
Sun Dec 30, 2012 2:10 pm
Forum: The Picture Forum
Topic: Why stop with the bedroom?
Replies: 29
Views: 31719

Re: Why stop with the bedroom?

Oh, this would be better, here's the before and after comparison: